Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Applique Tie: Take 1

My mother-in-law got Dean a little onesie that had a tie appliqued onto it when he was younger. I loved it and was sad when he grew out of it. I think it's kind of impractical to have a baby/toddler in a real button up white shirt with a real tie. So, I decided to try my hand at making my own appliqued tie onsie.

I made a tie pattern slightly based on the original onsie, but larger. I traced that onto Heat n' Bond lite and then ironed it on the back of a nice piece of fabric. I cut that out and ironed it on the front of an 18 mo. old onsie. I used a tight zig-zag stitch to applique it on. I read on one site to avoid sewing on both the cotton and knit and to just sew to the edge of the cotton piece. I found that hard because I had no line keeping me straight. There was one edge I accidentally did on both and it's the best looking of them all. So the next one I'll use the edge of the tie as the mid point for the zig-zag stitch and see how that turns out. I think I'll make some with bow ties too.

It's not perfect, but overall I thought it turned out pretty cute.

After church we noticed Dean's new little toddler basketball standard had tipped from the wind, so Matt was filling up the base with water while Dean decided to take a sip.


Sam & Jessica said...

Very cute and way more practical than a real tie. If we ever get a boy in our girlie family I will definitely be using that idea. Also that's really exciting that you're having another boy. They will be such great buddies and have so much fun together. I really think its been easier to have two than one because they entertain each other. What a great thing!

Th. said...


"new little toddler basketball standard"? Definition?

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

This is what I meant.

Laura said...

so cute! I loved Josh's onesie like that too!